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nachos23 10-10-2013 07:24 PM

My 335i Xdrive Build Thread
 
Hey Folks;

Recently picked-up a 2009 335i Xdrive. It had just over 50K miles.

The previous owner (the 1st) had ordered this thing with everything:

- MSport Package - including paddle shift, MSport Seats, M3 Interior trim, also includes the BMW M3 front and rear bumpers
- Nav, PDC, iDrive
- Dakota Leather
- BMW Individual Audio w/iPod integration (Sounds ****ing awesome) :excited:

I've changed to the F10 Shift knob and added a phone mount from Bimmian. Just received and installed my Stormtech mats (front, rear and trunk liner) today. Interior pictures to come later.

Found some 19" BBS wheels staggered with 235/265 front/rear tires... Looks sick IMO :argue:

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps5a3e2a04.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps8ba023e3.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps137a38e5.jpg

Now for the juicy stuff: :clap:

I've installed a few toys to give her a little more pop.... They would include:

- AA Diverter pipe and blow-off valve
- aFe Cold Air Intake
- CMS Oil Catch Can
- Finally, to give it some pop - Burger Motorsports JB4 Stage III
(been playing between map 1 (13.5psi) and Map 5 (auto-tuning map; based on fuel, conditions and mods - 12 - 20psi Boost). I like map5 the most so far.

- also being installed hopefully this weekend - AA Intercooler (larger race version)

- Planning to install tonight:
- 6K HID Headlights
- 6K Upgrade to the Angel Eyes
- 6L HID Fog lights

Here's some pictures of the upgrades so far:

The Stock Engine Picture:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps86112fd1.jpg

JB4 Unit installed:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps58b7631b.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...psbddc5cc6.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps71679028.jpg

Installed, ECU Cover on with USB Cable tucked into compartment:

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...pscd692003.jpg

nachos23 10-10-2013 07:25 PM

Cont'd

BMS Oil Catch Can installed:

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps9eeeab77.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps63136fad.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps5f21f48e.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...psbfa0ea92.jpg

Seafoamed the engine, changed the plugs and the oil as well :woot:

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...psdae1f006.jpg

Removed the stock intake, diverter pipe and diverters and the associated plumbing:

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps2f4bba96.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps5e981ea3.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...psc78c4c29.jpg

nachos23 10-10-2013 07:26 PM

Cont'd
 
The New AA Diverter pipe and blow-off valve assembly:

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps4488b638.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps94ca7762.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...psfabe666c.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps01dea3c2.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps6d46a54b.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps4929165e.jpg

Last thing I installed this afternoon - aFe Cold Air Intake:

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...psd476e46d.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps3b7343a5.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...psc4b91969.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps42141cd9.jpg

That's it for now...

windwagen 10-10-2013 08:59 PM

Cool! - can this thing beat my M5?

Would you be interested in bringing it to the Dyno Day - 3 posts down? I wonder if they can do xdrive?

nachos23 10-11-2013 12:38 AM

Not sure it would beat it in a drag, but I suspect I'd beat it on a track. Also would depend what yr. My brother has a new M5 in London, UK and we've been the autobahn with it and it's quick' especially in Sports mode.....

Too heavy and rear wheel drive means it would have to begin slowing down sooner than mine and with the all wheel drive I could pull through the corner quicker, brake later and apply power sooner....

I should be close to 400hp at the crank and around 370 @ the wheels. I'd love to dyno; never found a 4-wheel dyno..... I used to have a heavily modded e46 330Xi previously which I used to track...... never could get a dyno on it, but it could keep up with an M3 in the straight and take then in the corners easily...

If I add catless downpipes, I can add an additional 50Hp......

We should hook up... I'm in Markham regularly...

Eurostyle 10-11-2013 01:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nachos23 (Post 1627340)
I should be close to 400hp at the crank and around 370 @ the wheels. ..

Congrats on the new car! *wave*

But NO way are you getting 370 to the wheels (all 4 on top of that!) if you got 400 at the crank! *th-up**no-no*

SickFinga 10-11-2013 01:32 AM

This car needs a drop. Black centers and thinner sidewalls make the overall diameter of the wheels look smaller. The car looks ridiculously high on stock suspension with those wheels.

dbworld4k 10-11-2013 03:38 AM

My 335i Xdrive Build Thread
 
Congrats on the new ride. Please don't make it as um... Tacky... As the last one. Lol. :P

Quote:

Originally Posted by nachos23 (Post 1627300)
Found some 19" BBS replica wheels

Fixed. What tires are you using btw?

nachos23 10-11-2013 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eurostyle (Post 1627342)
Congrats on the new car! *wave*

But NO way are you getting 370 to the wheels (all 4 on top of that!) if you got 400 at the crank! *th-up**no-no*

Thanks Filip;

According to Burger tuning http://www.burgertuning.com/images/jb4_dyno/dyno1.jpg
On a completely stock 335 running 91 octane, they measured 265hp to the wheels without the JB4 and 343hp to the wheels with the JB4 installed and no additional mods. Running 93 octane with the mods I've done should I should be adding about 25hp, which would put me close to 365 - 370hp.... Only a dyno could tell for sure..... but not far off....


Quote:

Originally Posted by SickFinga (Post 1627344)
This car needs a drop. Black centers and thinner sidewalls make the overall diameter of the wheels look smaller. The car looks ridiculously high on stock suspension with those wheels.

Funny you should say that as on the e90Fanatics site they are saying it looks like I've lowered it beyond what BMW did with the MSport suspension. I like the look; not likely touching the suspension until something breaks or needs replacing. I love the handling.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dbworld4k (Post 1627347)
Congrats on the new ride. Please don't make it as um... Tacky... As the last one. Lol. :P

My last one became "tacky" as you say as it was a showroom for my Carbon wrapping services which I've basically stopped doing for now... No intentions to mod the car significantly other than performance oriented upgrades. Love the look as it is today.

Fixed. What tires are you using btw?

I need to check. It's a brand I'm not familiar with, but they handle and stick like crazy!

windwagen 10-11-2013 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nachos23 (Post 1627340)
Not sure it would beat it in a drag, but I suspect I'd beat it on a track. ......

We should hook up... I'm in Markham regularly...

Hey - Only one way to find out! However, if you really want to compare the "Cars", I'll find a better driver for the M5 :)

I wouldn't mind one more track day - Cayuga is shutting down after next week.... interested?

It's an 02 E39

About the ride height - since it's Xdrive, wouldn't that make it slightly taller?
I like silver wheels the most - but that's just me.

Cross spokes like yours or style 5 have always been the sexiest wheels IMO. I guess that's because I grew up in the 70s and 80s :)

My ex 540 had style 5 and I thought it was looked super sharp! When I see slammed 3 series with these things, I find it hard not to take a second look.

I work from home so let me know next time you're over this way! I'm just south of 407/9th line

nachos23 10-11-2013 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by windwagen (Post 1627356)
Hey - Only one way to find out! However, if you really want to compare the "Cars", I'll find a better driver for the M5 :)

I wouldn't mind one more track day - Cayuga is shutting down after next week.... interested?

It's an 02 E39

About the ride height - since it's Xdrive, wouldn't that make it slightly taller?
I like silver wheels the most - but that's just me.

Cross spokes like yours or style 5 have always been the sexiest wheels IMO. I guess that's because I grew up in the 70s and 80s :)

My ex 540 had style 5 and I thought it was looked super sharp! When I see slammed 3 series with these things, I find it hard not to take a second look.

I work from home so let me know next time you're over this way! I'm just south of 407/9th line

Sounds like a great ride.... tracking? not yet.... possibly in the spring... I've just had it less than 2 weeks.,... really haven't pushed it too hard yet to "figure it out". I will also need a front strut before tracking. I need more driving time before I'd track it..

I also work from home in Brampton, but my mechanic's shop is located at Woodbine and Denison.... That's where I go to do my work on it. I was there last night; he works there till like 2am. Great mechanic if you need one... I see guys coming in a 9 and 10 pm for brake jobs, etc.... I grab a spot and do the work I need to do; he helps/provided insight where required.... PM me with your number.... Also, my girlfriend lives in Pickering, so I take the 407 to Brock normally, so that could work as well.

I'm not intending or expecting to be the fastest car on the road... It is quick and would probably beat most cars, but that's not the goal.... I just wanted to give it a little more life and punch.....We will get out on the track, but not till the spring... for now I'm getting used to it's characteristics.

Actually the Xi ride height is the same as a non-Xi to my understanding, but additional lowering would require a complete suspension replacement to do it properly, but I will wait till the springs or shocks need replacing before I likely tackle the suspension... It's pretty tight as it is now.. Happy with the ride height.... I used to track my previous e46 before Toyo Tires and MMats sponsored me which lead to the installation of the subs and amps and made it back heavy... and added about 80lbs to the rear. That ended its track days.

I like the black wheels and this is the first set I've run with polished lips... Weather and time permitting, I will paint the calipers red this weekend. That's about the extent of the planned exterior mods...

SiR 10-11-2013 11:51 AM

the black center chrome lip is so canadian tire esque imho.

but nice build so far.

nachos23 10-11-2013 12:00 PM

Like I said previously, I've never gone for the chrome lip, but I was able to work a good deal on the set (the guy that was buying my car found them and bought them but the 265's in the rear wouldn't fit properly on the e46, so I worked the set into the sale.... Much nicer looking than the lightly road-rashed factory 18" wheels that came with the car. They'll be designated for the winter tires...

windwagen 10-11-2013 12:44 PM

C'mon guys... everyone is entitled to their own style! Look at all the people who choose highly polished 24 inchers!

Eurostyle 10-11-2013 12:45 PM

I didn't say you can't get 370 with the proper work, BUT if you have 400 on the motor, no way is 370 hitting the pavement!!! Do the math for power loss from friction and you'll see...


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